Pat Quilty AM

Vale- Pat Quilty AM

Chief Scientist at the AAD 1980-1999

It is with sorrow that I heard that Pat Quilty passed away this afternoon.

Pat, as I am sure most of you know, was a Phillip Law Medalist, a Member of the Order of Australia and a very distinguished geologist and geomorphologist with a long association with the Antarctic. He was a former Chief Scientist at the AAD and led the Division’s science program for more than 18 years from 1980-1999, and undertook significant research into the geology of the Davis region, especially into fossil remains at Marine Plains. He was noted as a palaeontologist specializing in the surface and subsurface earth sciences of Antarctica. The Quilty Nunataks are named for his initial service in Antarctica, at which time he was connected to the University of Wisconsin in the USA. For four years, Pat was vice-president of the peak international Antarctic science body, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).

At the time of his death he was an Honorary Research Professor at the University of Tasmania.

When details of his funeral arrangements come to hand, I will pass these on.

Email received from Joe Johnson 26/08/18